Approximately 20.4% of Americans suffer with chronic pain. Many of these people are over treated with highly addictive opioids or try to ease some of the pain with over-the-counter pain medicine. In China they were treating pain for thousands of years using acupuncture, cupping, gua-sha, and other traditional therapies. Today, Americans are finding that acupuncture does work! It does alleviate both chronic and acute pain, requiring less need for opioids and over-the-counter medicines.
Acupuncture is not a replacement for western medicine it works in conjunction with western medicine. In some cases, it may even help western medicine work more effectively. You may
wonder what types of pain may be helped with acupuncture. Acupuncture can treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, knee and shoulder pain, sprains, and strains, among others.
Keep in mind acupuncture is centuries old and was used for the treatment of pain long before there was medication to control it. If you are looking to help relieve pain acupuncture can help.